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Aberdeen 1 - 2 Rangers

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 2 Rangers

Youth Cup Third Round
Aberdeen scorers: Megginson 87 (Pen).
Rangers scorers: Hutton 9, Wiktorski 18

08/11/2009 | KO: 13:00

Young Dons exit cup Despite Spirited Fightback

SFA Youth Cup 3rd Round Result

Aberdeen 1

Megginson pen 87

Rangers 2

Hutton 9, Wiktorski 18

 

Aberdeen has produced some great comebacks in the Scottish Youth Cup in the past at Pittodrie but sadly today the Dons fell just a little short despite a grandstand finish. Mitch Megginson in action this afternoon

The Dons fell behind after nine minutes when Hutton lost his marker and bulleted a header home from a Rangers corner. Worse was to follow as Wiktorski with a good finish made it 2-0 nine minutes later. It was the worst possible start for the young Dons who looked shell shocked at this stage.

The Dons, who had Pawlett, Fyvie and Clark missing were limited in their chances during the first period Low has had a couple of decent shots, albeit from distance.

Aberdeen improved dramatically after the break and started to dominate the proceedings. Despite creating several good chances, they couldn't make the breakthrough. Then four minutes from the end substitute Grimmer was taken down inside the area by Adam after he had failed to deal with a Low drive. Megginson converted the spot kick despite Adam getting a touch on it. This set up a grandstand finish and Aberdeen threw everything at Rangers, but couldn't find that second goal. The ball would just not break for them in the box.

RedTV Match Highlights please click here


Aberdeen: Bain, Smith, Jarvis, Jack, Shaughnessy, Ross, Sorensen (Grimmer 83), Hansson (Robertson 66), McRobbie, Megginson, Low

Subs Bolger, Brown, Lukasik

Rangers: Adam, Mcneil, Cole, Durie, Scott, Ness, Hutton (McGeouch 56), Wiktorski, Hemmings, Campbell, McCabe

Subs Currie, Dick, McAusland, Wright

Crowd 400


Neil Cooper Quotes

"I am obviously very disappointed to go out of the cup. We knew it would be a hard tie.

"First half we did not start the game well and we lost a couple of sloppy goals and that is what cost us because in the second half we have dominated the game.

"We had a lot of chances. I cannot fault the boys because I thought they were excellent in the second half."

RedTV Post Match Reaction - Neil Cooper Interview please click here

Full time at Pittodrie this afternoon

 

 

Weather: Dry and Sunny
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Bain, Smith, Jarvis, Jack, Shaughnessy, Ross, Sorensen (Grimmer 83), Hansson (Robertson 66), McRobbie, Megginson, Low.

Unused Subs: Lukasik, Bolger, Brown.
Rangers Teamsheet
Adam, McNeil, Cole, Durie, Scott, Ness (C), Hutton (McGeouch 56), Wiktorski, Hemmings, Campbell, McCabe. Unused Subs: Currie, Dick, McAusland, Wright.

Bookings:  Adam 86
Attendance: 393
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Brian Braidwood